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April 14, 2008
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Features

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to a New England Summer
One Texas sailor’s flight of fancy becomes a five-month tour through the Northeast as one invitation leads to another.
by Marc Holdaway

Alone in His Field of Play
The late adventurer Steve Fossett took to bluewater records with unequaled fervor, leaving in his wake an idelible legacy.
By David Scully

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Leeboard Leverage
The Naples Sabot has propelled many a Southern Californian youth to higher competitive ground where they take on the big kids.
by Rich Roberts

Tech Review

Sail Tech ’08
Tom David gives us the lowdown on the latest downwind sailcloth. Plus, Tim Jeffrey reveals the sailcloth developed by Alinghi, technology that may change the face of high-tech sailmaking.

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Boat Review
From LaserPerformance comes the Bahia, a rotomolded dinghy for clubs and off-the-beach sailing.

Tech News
Mining the Miami Boat Show, SW’s Tony Bessinger comes away with the latest electronic gems.

From the Experts

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Technique
A fast tack boils down to the basics; pro trimmer Tom Burnham gets us releasing the jib right.

Winner’s Debrief
Ethcells champ Bill Hardesty aces the Jaguar Cup Series.

Tactics
Ever wonder how the good guys always “win the boat”? Stuart Walker has the answer.

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Rules
Dick Rose examines the ins and outs of dealing with obstructions and drifting marks.

Grand Prix

Barcelona World Race
After a victorious lap around the globe JP Dick’s star has risen.

Launches
Flash Glove, Jedel/Vrolijk 52

Columns

Editor’s Letter
Sailor’s Forum
Starting Line
Jobson Report
For the Record
Finish Line
Contributers
Ask Dr. Crash

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